Grassland Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

The grassland biome is a very important part of our planet’s ecosystem, providing food and shelter for many different species of animals, both prey and predator, and offering fertile ground for feeding livestock and growing crops. They can be found on every continent except Antarctica and are an important component in the carbon cycle, a process that helps to balance the overall global temperature and are a fertile source of inspiration for many people. Individuals who have been inspired by this biome may decide to choose a name that is related in some way to the grasslands for their canine companions.

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Grassland Inspired Dog Name Considerations

Some individuals choose names for their new canine companions that are related to people or pets that they admire. Others may choose names that are inspired by books, television shows, or movies that they enjoy or by referring to something that is particularly important to them, like the ecology and environment of the planet we live on. If you are looking for a name related to the world’s grasslands, there are many ways to narrow down the list and pinpoint the best name for your dog. 

Some people may choose to reference their pooch’s personality, choosing a name like Mole, Badger, or Souslik for a dog that likes to dig, or perhaps Pronghorn, Gazelle, or Peregrine for one that is particularly quick. Another option is to choose the name based more on physical appearance, selecting a name for a large dog such as Bison, Wildebeest, or Rhea, whereas Seed or Finch might work better for a smaller canine, while Sunflower works nicely for a dog with a golden coat.  Choosing a name that reflects your dog’s breed or heritage is another alternative, giving a Puli or Hungarian Vizsla the name of Puzsta, or Pampas for a Dogo Argentino or Cimarron Creole from South America. 

Male Grassland Inspired Dog Names

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Badger
American badgers make their homes in the prairies of North America
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Bison
Herds of bison prefer to make their homes in grassland areas
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Bumble
Bumblebees are commonly seen in the prairies of the midwestern United States
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Bustard
A variety of large, terrestrial bird that lives in the grasslands of Europe and Asia
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Buteo
Buteo Buteo birds, better known as Buzzards, are often found preying on grassland inhabitants
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Dingo
A wild canine that is the main predator on the Australian grasslands
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Donkey
Donkeys live wild in family groups on the North American prairies
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Fescue
A species of grass with short, bristle-like leaves that flowers in the early summer
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Forest
Grasslands usually lie between forests and deserts
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Foxtail
A type of grass with clusters of bristled seeds, arranged so that they have the appearance of a fox’s tail
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Goeffrey
The Geoffrey’s cat is endemic to the Pampas of South America
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Hawk
Many types of hawks hunt the voles, mice, and other small rodents that live in the grass of the grasslands
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Kookabura
A species of bird related to kingfisher; found in the grasslands of Australia
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Llanos
To the east of the Andes in Columbia lies a vast tropical grassland known as Los Llanos
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Mitchell
A type of grass found only in Australia, mainly in the grasslands and plains
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Mole
Moles can be found in several varieties throughout most grassland areas
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Mongoose
These sleek predatory mammals are often found hunting in grassland areas
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Ombu
A massive herbaceous tree that can be found in South American pampas
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Onager
A type of wild ass that grazes on the grasslands in Asia
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Owl
Not only do owls hunt in grasslands, but the Burrowing Owl also lives in the holes dug by Prairie Dogs
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Pampas
A South American region covered by plains and grasslands
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Peregrine
The Peregrine Falcon hunts the small mammals that live in grassland areas
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Pronghorn
Pronghorn Antelopes live in the prairies of North America
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Quoll
A carnivorous marsupial that can be found in the grasslands of New Zealand
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Rattler
Rattlesnakes are a common predator that can be found in both North and South American grasslands
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Skunk
A distinctive black and white mammal from the weasel family famous for a foul-smelling liquid that it uses as a defense
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Sorghum
A plant from the grass family that produces nutritious starchy seeds
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Steppe
The grasslands of Central Eurasia and Australia are referred to as Steppes
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Thunder
Thunderstorms are vital to the survival of the grasslands and the animals that live there
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Wildebeest
A type of large antelope that can be found grazing the grasslands of southern Africa

Female Grassland Inspired Dog Names

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Acacia
Acacia trees are found scattered throughout several grassland areas
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Caracara
A bird of prey that lives and hunts in the Patagonian grasslands
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Chicken
The Prairie Chicken is a type of grouse that is typically located in grassland areas
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Clover
Clover plants often grown in grassland regions
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Cricket
Several types of crickets inhabit the world’s temperate grasslands
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Desert
Grasslands usually lie between forests and deserts
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Ferret
Black-footed ferrets hunt prairie dogs in the grasslands of the midwestern United States
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Finch
Finches of one variety or another can be found hunting for grass seeds in grasslands worldwide
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Flora
There are many different kinds of plants and wildflowers that thrive in the grasslands
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Gazelle
Several types of gazelle can be found grazing in various temperate grasslands
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Goose
Wild Canadian geese spend a great deal of time in the grassland plains of North America
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June
June grass is a tall flowering grass that frequently grows in prairie lands
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Kangaroo
The Kangaroo is the largest native animal of the Australian grasslands
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Meadow
A moist grassland area that has abundant grass and is often punctuated by flowers
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Poa
The largest genus in the grass family, often seen growing in the grasslands
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Polecat
The Steppes of Central Europe and Asia are populated by Steppe Polecats
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Prairie
The midwestern prairies of the United States are a type of grassland biome
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Puszta
A grasslands region that can be found in Hungary
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Rabbit
Several types of hares and rabbits, such as the Jack Rabbit, the Amami Rabbit, and the African Savanna Hare, prefer grassland biomes
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Rhea
A large, flightless bird from the Pampas of South America that is related to the ostrich
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Rye
Rye grass, commonly found in grassland areas, has a more reflective surface than other grasses
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Sage
Sagebrush often grows in the dry steppes and grasslands of North America
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Savanna
Grasslands with scattered trees, as seen in Africa, are known as Savannas
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Seed
Grasslands provide a great deal of food for seed-eating animals
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Souslik
The Souslik, also known as European Ground Squirrels, dig their tunnels in the short grasses of the steppes
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Stipa
A genus of grasses that is dominant in the Pampas area, referred to as needle, feather, and spear grasses
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Sunflower
Sunflower plants are frequently found in grassland type areas
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Veldt
An open and uncultivated grassland located in southern Africa
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Viscacha
A rabbit-like species of rodent found in and around the grasslands of South America
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Wildfire
Grasslands are dependent on natural wildfire to maintain their attributes

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